This post by Gayle M. Irwin Rain pattered on the metal roof. A parched landscape drank the wetness, grasses and ground dry from several months without moisture. Thunder roared and lightning crashed, more intensely at 8,000 feet elevation than at 5,200. From the cabin’s livingroom, I watched the display and listened to the cascading water, … Continue reading Down Time
This Post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Let’s face it. We all have something that makes us grit our teeth and feel the pressure rising. Be it a friend who always calls at the wrong time, past mistakes that haunt you, not sleeping because your mind is whirling and planning for what you’ll do … Continue reading How to Stop The Thing That Drives You Crazy
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Have you heard of Mindfulness? It’s a word that is being used quite frequently these days. Dictionary.com defines mindfulness as: noun 1. the state or quality of being mindful or aware of something. 2. Psychology. a technique in which one focuses one's full attention only on the present, … Continue reading Mindfulness
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction A couple of weeks ago I read an article on Yahoo! News that gave me pause for thought. Dan Harris, an ABC News Anchor, shared a part of his life seen by millions around the world. During a live broadcast, Harris had a debilitating panic attack. Unable to … Continue reading How Do You Deal With Stress?
This post written by L.Leander, Writer of Fearless Fiction You may wish to read Fear of Falling Part 1 before you read this because it is a continuation of that post. We had planned a trip with friends to a town south of Guadalajara, MX and had already paid for bus tickets, etc. There was … Continue reading Fear of Falling, Part 2
A few weeks ago in my yoga class, as we were moving into savasana, or final relaxation, my instructor asked us to release any remaining tension we might be feeling. Then he said, “Tension is unconscious effort. Relaxation is conscious effortlessness.” “Wow,” I thought. “That’s an insight I need to take with me when I … Continue reading Unconscious Effort or Conscious Effortlessness by Stephanie Stamm